Writing is a solitary occupation requiring intense concentration, large blocks of time, and all of one’s mental capacities. The trouble is, there are frequent interruptions and constant distractions.
...which explains my lack of productivity!
Time is money, especially when you are talking to a lawyer or buying a commercial.
Monarchists frequently declare that without the royal family, Britain would be “nothing”.
What a woeful lack of love of one’s country such statements express.
All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights.
It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.
A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers.
If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
The difference between golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie. George Deukmejian
Russia is tough.
The history, the land, the people—brutal.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.